Huntsville real estate broker explains shift in local housing market

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you’ve been in the market to buy or sell a house lately, you may notice things move a lot faster than they used to, especially in a growing city like Huntsville.

Realtors are calling it the “perfect storm,” referring to a number of factors contributing to a housing shortage in the area.

“I sold real estate actually in 2 different states prior to moving to Huntsville. I’ve never seen anything like this so it’s quite unique,” Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty CEO and Broker Amanda Howard said.

Howard has been in the business for more than 15 years. She says a small metro mass, combined with an influx of people moving to the area started the shift, only to be exacerbated by the pandemic, even slowing the production of new homes.

“Then with our builders, they are constantly looking for labor and we have a shortage of labor, we also have a shortage of supplies,” she said.

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